Medical Disposables Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Product (wound management supplies, drug delivery disposables, non-woven medical disposables, other disposables); Raw Material (plastic resins, nonwoven material, rubber, paper and paperboard, metals, glass, others); End-Users (hospitals & clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, home care settings, others); Region/Country (North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America); Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain,  Rest of Europe); Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific); and Rest of World)

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The global medical disposables market is anticipated to grow with an elevated CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period (2021-2027). Medical disposables are devices that are meant to be used temporarily or only once such as surgical wear, hygiene, anesthesia, surgical masks, and pediatric among others. These products are used in hospitals or in various medical fields for the prevention of infections and for safety measures to meet the medical standards and have wide applications in the healthcare industry.

With the rapid increase in hospitalization, rising chronic diseases, and the number of surgeries because of this, the repositioning from the use of reusable medical devices to disposable medical supplies lowers the risk of spreading infection and surgical-site infections are some of the important factors that are driving the medical disposables market. For instance, As per the 2021 CDC Report, 6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as cancer, stroke, and diabetes, which will push the demand for disposable medical disposable products across the healthcare setting. Furthermore, the increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections is also likely to add push to the industry dynamics. Therefore, the market for medical disposables is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

Furthermore, the demand for medical disposables is increasing on account of the growing number of people having chronic disorders. For instance, as per the International Diabetes Federation, the global prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase from 366.0 million in 2011 to 552.0 million by 2030. Thus, Prolonged diabetes leads to diabetic foot ulcers, which in turn increases the duration of hospital stay, rendering a positive impact on the market growth of medical disposables over the forecast period. This global estimate for disability is on the rise due to population aging and the rapid spread of chronic diseases, as well as improvements in the methodologies used to measure diseases.

Medline Industries Inc., Smith & Nephew PLC, Bayer AG, BD, 3M, Cardinal Health, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Incorporated, Boston Scientific Corporation are some of the prominent players operating in the medical disposables market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with new varieties of medical disposables devices.


Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst Product, wound management supplies segment holds the major share”

Based on product =, the medical disposables market is segmented into wound management supplies, drug delivery disposables, non-woven medical disposables, and other disposables. The wound management supplies segment accounted for a significant market share in 2020 and it is estimated that it will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the popularity of these medical disposables among the elderly population. For instance, as per the CDC, about one in 25 hospital patients contracts at least one hospital-acquired infection (HAI) every year. Furthermore, they can prevent bacterial and other microbial infections from entering a patient’s body. Thus, surgeons recommend patients wear disposable gowns before medical procedures However, the non-woven medical disposables segment is also anticipated to grow with the lucrative CAGR in the upcoming years.

“Amongst End-Users, hospitals & clinics segment holds the major share”

Based on end-users, the medical disposables market is divided into hospitals & clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, home care settings, and others. The hospitals & clinics segment is anticipated to grow at a rapid rate in the upcoming years owing to the increasing preference of consumers to get treatment in hospitals mainly due to the well-established healthcare infrastructure, and presence of highly skilled healthcare professionals. Furthermore, the presence of several advanced types of equipment in hospitals, such as surgical instruments, gloves, face masks, blood bags, needles, and others that can increase the number of medical disposables is also one of the reasons why hospitals and clinics dominate the segment over the forecast period.

“North America represents one of the largest markets of Medical disposables market”

For a better understanding of the market dynamics of the medical disposables market, a detailed analysis was conducted for different regions across the globe including North America (U.S, Canada, and the Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Australia, Japan, and Rest of APAC), Rest of World has been conducted. North America grabbed a significant market share of the global medical disposables market in 2020, and it is expected to grow with considerable CAGR during the forecast period (2021-2027F). The major factors such as favorable government initiatives, increased number of patients and growing awareness regarding infection control in medical and healthcare fields are some major factors contributing to the domination of North America in the global medical disposables market. Furthermore, the rising geriatric population and chronic disorders are expected to fuel the growth of the medical disposables market.


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  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.4.Currency used in Report


2.1.Research Process of the Medical Disposables Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Medical Disposables Market
2.3.Forecasting Method
2.4.Respondent Profile
2.5.Main Objective of the Medical Disposables Market Study










7.1.Wound Management Supplies
7.2.Drug Delivery Disposables
7.3.Non-Woven Medical Disposables
7.4.Other Disposables


8.1.Plastic Resins
8.2.Nonwoven Material
8.4.Paper and Paperboard


9.1.Hospitals and Clinics 
9.2.Ambulatory Surgical Centers 
9.3.Home care settings


10.1.North America 
 10.1.3.Rest of North America
 10.2.6.Rest of Europe
 10.3.5.Rest of Asia-Pacific
10.4.Rest of World 


11.1.Market Drivers
11.2.Market Challenges
11.3.Impact Analysis








15.1.Demand Side Analysis
15.2.Supply Side Analysis


16.1.Competitive Landscape
 16.1.1.Porter’s Five Forces Analysis


17.1.Medline Industries Inc.
17.2.Smith & Nephew PLC
17.3.Bayer AG 
17.6.Cardinal Health
17.7.Abbott Laboratories
17.8.Johnson & Johnson
17.9.Medtronic Incorporated
17.10.Boston Scientific Corporation.



Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Global Medical Disposables Market Analysis (2021-2027)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global medical disposables market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of medical disposables in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global medical disposables market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

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Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the medical disposables through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the medical disposables market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments included in the report as product type, raw materials, end-users, and region. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of medical disposables across the globe.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the medical disposables. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as the growing number of people with chronic disorders and the increasing geriatric population all over the globe. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the medical disposables sector across the globe.


Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the medical disposables market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast about 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of medical disposables across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the medical disposables market in terms of products offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

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Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the medical disposables market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of products and services, imaging technique analysis, end-users, and region of the medical disposables market.

The main objective of the Medical disposables Market Study

The current & future market trends of medical disposables were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of medical disposables in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas off of the product type, raw materials, end-users, and region
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the medical disposables industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the medical disposables market for the major region
  • Major regions studied in the report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the world
  • Company profiles of the medical disposables market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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